-Nearly 30-year industry veteran brings stellar client relationship experience and portfolio strategy to Foundry Commercial’s growing Nashville presence-
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 3, 2019) – Foundry Commercial, the multi-city commercial real estate firm with offices across the Southeast and Texas, announces today the appointment of industry veteran Vince Dunavant to the position of Senior Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services. Throughout his nearly 30-year career in the commercial real estate industry, Dunavant has worked with, or alongside, many of the executives at Foundry Commercial, so this appointment marks a homecoming of sorts for him.
“I’ve known and partnered with many of the Foundry team members before, and they are truly among the best in this business. I really like the company’s structure and values, how they are positioned today, and their vision for the future," stated Dunavant. “They operate as one cohesive team across markets and every client is equally important. It’s obvious that Foundry’s culture is one in which every team member is valued for their individual talents and contributions, and where decisions are made for the betterment of the business and the community.”
In his role as Senior Vice President of Advisory & Transaction Services, Dunavant will focus primarily on expanding Foundry’s multi-market advisory and transaction services business with corporate clients. He will also develop the company’s local tenant representation business and partner with Foundry’s emerging healthcare specialty team to support both existing clients and new business development.
“For many years, I’ve helped clients – large and small – solve some of their biggest business challenges by ensuring they have the right real estate solutions in place,” Dunavant added. “I can’t wait to put my capability and experience to work here with Foundry clients and join their growing team of trusted advisors.”
Prior to joining Foundry, Dunavant served as Vice President of CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services group, with emphasis on the healthcare sector. He also served as Senior Managing Director with CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, where he was responsible for developing and guiding some of the organization’s most successful and long-term corporate client accounts on a multi-market basis. Dunavant started his commercial real estate career in accounting and finance with Trammell Crow Company in 1992. Four years later, he was promoted to Principal and led TCC’s property management and leasing services business in the mid-south area, achieving record growth with institutional and private investor clients. Before joining TCC, Dunavant was a Manager in the audit and business advisory practice of Arthur Andersen.
“Bringing Vince into the fold at Foundry Commercial is going to make a tremendous impact for our corporate clients,” stated Paul Ellis, CEO. “Many of our company leaders have worked with Vince in some capacity over the past several decades, and we have always valued how he puts his clients first and is willing to go to bat for them to ensure they are getting everything they want out of a transaction. We know our clients – present and future – are in extremely capable hands.”
Dunavant, a licensed real estate broker in Tennessee, is also a CCIM candidate and Institute member, CoreNet member and C.P.A. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University. He has been recognized by industry associations, employers and clients, including such distinctions as the NAIOP Middle TN Industrial Lease of the Year Award, CBRE’s Dark Green Award (for excellence in client service), and the Trammell Crow Leadership Award, which he won twice.
A resident of Franklin, Tenn., Dunavant enjoys giving back to the community and has served in various board leadership and volunteer capacities including Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury Counties, Graceworks Ministries, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn.
Photo Attached: Vince Dunavant, recently appointed Senior Vice President of Advisory & Transaction Services for Foundry Commercial, based in Nashville, Tenn.
About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with over 330 employees and more than 50 million square feet of management and leasing across the Southeast and Texas. Since 2007, Foundry has provided leasing, brokerage, building management, corporate services and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than one billion in advantaged investment opportunities with their JV partners. For more information, visit www.foundrycommercial.com.
Lauren Leetun, APR